UN Sub-Commission recognized part of the Arctic as a continuation of Russiahttps://tvzvezda.ru/news/vstrane_i_mire/content/201904031221-ljb8.htm
The UN Sub-Commission recognized the geological affiliation of part of the Arctic to the continuation of the continental shelf of Russia. This was stated by the head of Rosnedra Yevgeny Kiselev.
According to Interfax, at sessions of the UN Subcommittee, materials were prepared as part of the work carried out by Rosnedra and the Ministry of Environment, which will make it possible at the 49th session of the subcommission to make "an important decision for Russia."
“The sub-commission declared the geological affiliation of the territories, which we include in the extended borders of the continental shelf, to the structures of the continuation of the shelf and the continent of the Russian Federation. This is the most important statement, which to some extent determines the success of our application, ”Kiselev said.
In 2015, Russia submitted an application to the UN to expand the boundaries of the continental shelf in the Arctic, which will increase its area by 1.2 million km.
According to him, there were technical issues related to the substantiation of morphology on specific elements of the Russian application. Kiselelev added that within the next 2-3 sessions these issues will be resolved. ■